H’art Studio

What you can expect this Fall Season

The overall theme of the Fall Season is “Season of Solos”. H’art artists will demonstrate the “personal interest and inspiring force behind each creation” in many artistic disciplines. We are pleased to announce Daniel Chalmers, a local professional percussionist who has H’art’s MixAbilities Inclusive Arts Training will return and deliver Orff workshops in the Fall. He completed Orff training online through the…

Five-Lined Skink: A feel-good project

When musician David Archibald wanted to make a short video to illustrate the popular “Five-Lined Skink” song that he wrote for Bon Echo Provincial Park, he turned to the artists in the H’art Studio program and asked if they would be interested in making some art for the project. This short and fun collaboration was exactly what we needed while creating at…

In the works: art from isolation

After years of highly collaborative work in theatre and dance, H’art artists had to shift quickly into being creative during a time of isolation and social distancing. Change can be scary but it can also support opportunity. So, H’art Studio artists will explore their imaginations, while supported through virtual art workshops with community artists, and create new…

Your peek into Zoom workshops

Although our doors are closed, our programming has not stopped. We have adapted our programming to a new virtual space. Every day, instructors and guest artists work to prepare assignments, communicate our schedule and plans, and encourage artists on their creative journey. These workshops are open to all registered H’art Studio artists. If you are a registered…

A new normal: virtual H’art Studio

Throughout the shut down, or instructors, administration and communication staff have been working hard behind the scenes. Our goals have been to: connect with every H’art artist, connect them to each other, set a new routine, introduce meaningful activities, and share positive messages with the wider community. Already, artists in our H’art Studio program have…

H’art to Return to Isabel Bader Human Rights Arts Festival

After 2018’s successful first appearance at the Isabel Bader Human Rights Festival with the 20th anniversary play A Gift From Martadella, H’art Centre is proud to announce it will return to the Festival in 2020 with a new production, Small Things. The production will mark another first for H’art Centre, a story told primarily through dance and documentary. “This unique work marries…

H’art gets new Love of Dance workshop grant

CFKA helps H’art build inclusive dance capacity, foster new collaboration H’art Centre announced Menka Nagrani, the founder of Montreal’s integrated dance company Les Productions des Pieds des Main, has joined choreographer Melissa Mahady Wilton, co-Artistic Director of The Conservatory, to deliver inclusive dance workshops this season as part of a project called “Love of Dance”. This project is part of H’art Centre’s…

H’art Studio’s 2019 Fall Season

H’art Studio artists got off to a great start this fall. The theme for the fall season: Celebration! In our workshops, we are learning abou the word, its associated energy, the inspiration to be with others or self, and how celebration creates memories and moments for community inclusion. Studio artists will explore the theme further through dance, movement, music, textile-based creations, and…